Solomon Owusu, a member of the communication team for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), has expressed his disappointment in President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, holding him responsible for the NPP’s recent loss in the Assin North by-election held on June 27. During an interview on Accra-based Happy 98.9 FM’s “Epa Hoa Daben” show on June 29, Owusu asserted that it is crucial to prevent the president from speaking at upcoming party rallies due to two specific incidents. Owusu argued that Akufo-Addo has fulfilled his role as a potential leader of the NPP and should now step back from campaign-related matters.
“I firmly believe that President Akufo-Addo should be barred from addressing any NPP rallies. His job is done. It was he who campaigned in Odododiodio and mistakenly mentioned Nii Lante Vanderpuye instead of Bannerman. This was one of the key factors that contributed to the NPP’s defeat in that constituency,” Owusu remarked. He further highlighted that Akufo-Addo’s overall approval ratings have been declining, and his popularity is rapidly diminishing. “Therefore, I would like to offer an important recommendation to our General Secretary, who has expressed openness to suggestions. As part of a well-considered strategy, under no circumstances should the President be allowed to speak at any future rally. His national standing is diminishing, along with his public support,” he emphasised.